August 11, 2009

Boy's Coat Refashion

I saw this little suit jacket at a thrift store yesterday and immediately fell in love with the print. Of course, it was a boys jacket, and about two sizes too big for my daughter, but I bought it anyway (for 75 cents!), in hopes that I could make something of it. 

Here is what it looked like when I bought it....

...and here is what I made!

A cute little vest for my daughter, in just the right size! I took off the sleeves and a couple of inches off the top, sewed the top sections back together in a more vest-y shape, took in the sides a little, added a couple of darts, and put some lace on the edge.

I also added a little accent on the back, although you can't see it very well in this picture.

My daughter, modeling it for me. Believe it or not, this is the best picture I got of her! 

Clothing refashioning is one of my favorite things to do, because usually I can use parts of the garment that are already hemmed, or elastic that's already sewn in, and,'s easier! :o)


  1. I found your blog through craftster and I LOVE this vest!! I've been wanting to make a vest for my daughter and know I think I have some ideas :)


  2. i love what you did to this, but i cant help but think it would look so much better with some lace on the little pocket flaps to :D

  3. absolutely stunning! How do you do all of these projects (I've just seen about 20 of your posts). You rock!!!1

  4. i love everything that you make! You are so inspiring!

  5. Oh this is so cute, fun to see how your photos of Paige have gotten better over time.


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